For relievers, just worry about the saves

When it comes to the BABS philosophy of players being "more alike than they are different," there is no better demonstration of this than with relief pitchers. There are about three dozen relievers who have a shot at about 10 or more saves; about 19 who are good bets for 30-plus. However, the top 13 arms fall into only two Asset Groups. They are all essentially interchangeable.

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Ron Shandler

about

is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - BaseballHQ.com - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, ESPN.com (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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Where to find Ron now

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